Bygones of Monroe:
Gen. Tom Thumb – On Friday, the 13th inst., the four smallest mature human beings ever known in the world, Gen. Tom Thumb and his little wife, the famous $30,000 Commodore Nutt, and little Minnie Warren, will hold two levees at the City Hall, afternoon and evening. The whole four are said to weigh only 100 lbs. The General and lady will wear their wedding costumes, and the magnificent wedding presents will be exhibited-The four will appear in different characters, with songs, duets, dances, &c. Read their advertisement in another column.
(Monroe Commercial, November 5, 1863, Page 3, Column 1)